Dancing The Yule Tide Polka 1885 (1)
Society began the week with the first cotillion ball
of the season at Delmonico's last evening, and it
was an enjoyable affair. The decorations were
simple, consisting of a little holly and Christmas
green on the balcony of the ballroom and a few cut
flowers in the reception rooms. A pleasant scene was
presented just before supper, when the floor was
covered with waltzers. The simple costumes and the
fresh faces of the younger people for the cotillions
are celebrated for the number of debutantes who
attend-gave a charming appearance to the ballroom.
The music was under the direction of Mr. Stub, in
compliment to the season a "Yule tide" polka,
composed by the leader, was danced to by many
couples. After supper there was a cotillion, and the
dancing was kept up to a late hour.
The guests were received by Mrs. William W. Astor
and Mrs. Frederick Bronson. Among the subscribers
and guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Aspinwall,
Mrs. G.P. Giraud Foster, Mr. Egerton Winthrop, Miss
Winthrop, Mr. and Mrs. Bridgman, Mr. Duncan Elliot,
the Misses Elliot, Mrs. Frederick Neilson, the
Misses Otis, the Misses Norrie, the Misses Sands,
Mr. F. Gray Griswold, Mrs. William Astor, Miss
Ashmore, Mr. and Mrs. Cheever, Mr. and Mrs. Ogden
Goelet, Mr. and Mrs. Gallatin, Miss Amy Gallatin,
Miss Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. James L. Harriman, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Hoe, the Misses Hoe, Miss Turnure,
Miss Tailer, the Misses Binsse, Miss Chapman, Mr.
Brockholst Cutting, Mr. C. Wyleys Betts, Mr. and
Mrs. Howland, Miss Duer, Miss Lawrence, Miss
Winthrop, Miss Livingston, H. Le Grand Cannon,
Lispenard Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Potter, the Misses
Bulkley, Miss Amy Townsend, Mrs. Marshall O.
Roberts, Miss Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. C.O.D. Iselin,
Mr. and Mrs. Francklyn, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Russell
Howe, Mr. Beach, Mr. and Mrs. H. Le Roy Emmett, Mr.
W. S. Miller, Mr. Sturgis, Miss Swan, Mr. and Mrs.
W.B. Smith, and Mr. G.V.N. Baldwin.
Bringing Out Their Daughter 1884 (2)
Mr. and Mrs. Herman T. Livingston, of No. 102
Madison-avenue, gave a brilliant reception yesterday
afternoon in honor of their daughter's (Miss
Annie's) debut. The house was profusely decorated
with palms and cut flowers, and an orchestra, hidden
behind a mound of palms in the main hall, played
light music. Pinard furnished the refreshments.
After the reception a dinner party was given by the
fair debutante to 14 of her friends. Among the
guests at the reception were Mr. and Mrs. Kingsland,
Miss C. Wolf, Mrs. J. Irving, Mrs. G. Winthrop, Mrs.
Arthur M. Jones, Mr. C. Dickey, Mrs. and Miss Van
Rensselaer. Mrs. F. Swan, Mrs. Sheppard, Mr. and
Mrs. W. Ogden, Mrs. W. Jay, Mrs. Satterlee, Mrs. J.
Draper, Miss Draper, Mrs. Carnes, Mr. and Mrs.
Robbins, Mr.and Mrs. Barnewell, Miss Aymar, Mrs. S.
Borrow, Mr. and Mrs. Stephens, Mr. and Miss W. E.
Schieffelin, Mrs.Marie, Mrs. Harvey, Mrs. Hosie, Dr.
and Mrs. Howard Crosby, Mrs. G.G. Haven, Miss
Conkling, Mr. and Mrs. Kersbey Mitchell, Mr. Howard
Conkling, Mrs. Dr. Potter, Mr. and Mrs. F. Sheldon,
Mr. Fearing, Mr. and Mrs. B. Winthrop, Miss Dickey,
Mrs. Lorillard, Mrs. Pierson, Mrs. K. Rogers, Mrs.
Garner Gen. and Mrs. McClellan, Mrs. Miller, Mrs.
McVicker, Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman, Mr. R.G. Amory, the
Misses Rhinelander, Mr. Lispenard Stewart, Mr. and
Mrs. Oliver Iselin, and Mr. L. Turnure.
Miss Dinsmore's Debut 1892 (3)
Miss Dinsmore, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
William R. Dinsmore of 7 East Forty-seventh street,
made her debut into the world of society last
evening. Miss Dinsmore is the first of the
debutantes to make her bow to New York society this
In honor of the event Mr. and Mrs. Dinsmore gave a
large reception from 4 to 7 o'clock in the
afternoon. The house was decorated throughout by
Hodgson. Ropes of holly were festooned from the
walls of the hallway and wound about the banisters,
while at the landings of the stairs were palms
reaching to the ceiling. A vine of American Beauty
roses, made up of nearly 400 blossoms, was draped
over the immense mirrors in the front drawing room,
and along the cornice was a vine of Southern
clematis. In the dining room holly, laurel, and
other Christmas greens were used in profusion, with
masses of yellow chrysanthemums to form a contrast.
In the centre of the buffet table was a large piece
of American Beauty roses.
Miss Dinsmore was assisted in receiving by Miss Amy
Lawrence, Miss Alice Harriman, Miss Harriet
Anderson, Miss Ethel Scott, Miss Geraldine
Fitzgerald, Miss Edith Hall, Mrs. R. P. Huntington,
Miss Dinsmore's sister, and Mrs. C.G. Dinsmore, her
She wore a rich Josephine costume of light-blue
corded silk, with sleeves a shade darker, and she
carried a bouquet of rare orchids from Mr.
Dinsmore's greenhouses at Staatsburgh. Mrs. Dinsmore
was dressed in pink and gray changeable moiré, with
rich trimming of point lace. Mrs. Huntington was
attired in a purple velvet bodice and skirt of gray
Among those who presented their congratulations
were Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Curtiss, the Misses
Mourraille, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund M. Smedley, Alfred
R. Conkling, William Van Rensselaer Irving, John
Langdon, Erving, Mr. and Mrs. Leland, Gen. and Mrs.
Di Cesnola, the Misses Di Cesnola, Miss Curtiss,
Mrs. William D. Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Ward,
Mrs. Eastman Johnson, Miss Ethel E. Johnson, Miss
Knowlton, Mrs. Lewis Cameron, Mrs. Frank W. White,
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick N. Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs.
Adolphus Smedberg, Henry A. Smedberg, Adolphus
Smedberg, Jr.; Miss Delano, Mrs. Francis F. Marbury,
Miss Marbury, and Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Bond Emerson,
Mr. and Mrs. Herrick Riggs, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Jacob, Miss Jacob, Miss Wood, Mrs. Richard W.
Rogers, Mrs. John S. Barnes, Miss Barnes, Miss F.
Barton, Miss Stillman, Miss Sarah C. Waskes, John A.
Weekes, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Livingston, L. Mortimer
Thorn, Butler Williamson, Mrs. Charles A. Childs,
Mr. and Mrs. Barron, John de Courey Ireland, Miss
Campbell, Herman D. Newcomb, Mr. and Mrs. J. Van
Schaick Oddle, John Van Schaick Oddle, Jr., James W.
Gerard Beekman, Mrs. Beekman, Miss Beekman, Edward
A. La Roy, Jr., Miss Whiting, Miss Kernochan, Miss
Kernochan, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Worden, Miss
Worden, the Misses Montgomery, Mr. and Mrs. Henry E.
Montgomery, James Lynch Montgomery, the Rev. Dr. and
Mrs. Henry Y. Sauterlee, Mr. and Mrs. T. S.
Clarkson, Mr. and Mrs. Courtlandt, D. Moss, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Allen Townsend, David Augustus Clarkson,
Charles C. Haight, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Holt, Miss
Winifred Holt, Mrs. William Trotter, and Miss
Brander Matthews, Mrs. James Harriman, Miss
Harriman, Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. L. Townsend, Mr.
and Mrs. Ernest G. Stedman, Miss Fannie Barton,
Charles L. Montant, Theodore F. Carey, Miss Marion
de Peyster Carey, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Choate,
Miss Choate, Mrs. James Benkard, J. Philip Henkard,
Harry Pelham Robbine, Mrs. James Scott, Miss Ethel
H. Scott, Mr. de Garmendia, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin
Brewster, Miss Brewster, Mrs. Henry E. Hawley, the
Misses Hawley, Mrs. Henry Steers, Miss Steers, W.
Henry Reese, Mrs. Richard C. Greenleaf, Miss
Greenleaf, Miss Alice Greenleaf, George W. Brumwell,
Mrs. Joseph H. Brown, Miss Martha B. Brown, Samuel
R. Betta, Mrs. E. Cornelius Benedict, Mrs. Ramsey
Turnbull, Churchill Satterlee, and Mr. and Mrs.
William E. Strong.
The Debutantes (4)
Although the round of receptions and teas for
debutantes has run its course, there are yet a few
dances which are to be given during the next
fortnight. The entire week before Christmas there
was hardly a night when there were not two or three
cotillions, a ball or a dance. On Christmas Eve Mrs.
Charles B. Alexander entertained for her second
daughter, Miss Janette. On Wednesday Mrs. H.
Fairfield Osborn gave a ball for her daughter, Miss
Josephine Osborn, and at Delmonico's on the same
evening Mrs. Rowland Ames Robbins had a dance for
Miss Gladys Robbins, and Mrs. Henry E. Coe another
at Sherry's for Miss Emily Coe. In the younger set
there were dances for Miss Johnston, for Miss
Holmes, and for Miss Margaret Thorne, a debutante of
next year. The Harriman dance was a small affair for
Tomorrow evening Mrs. Frank Morgan Freeman will give
a dance for Miss Louise Freeman at the Hotel Plaza,
and on Tuesday there will be another given by Mrs.
James Brown for Miss Angelica Schuyler Brown.
Tuesday is also the date of the dance which Mrs.
Walter Brooks gives for her daughter, Miss Edith
The Colony Club on Wednesday will be the scene of
still another ball, and this for Miss Kathryn
Auerbach, the daughter of Mrs. Joseph Auerbach. Two
of the smaller classes, the New Assembly and the
Friday Junior, meet, one at Delmonico's and the
other at Sherry's on New Year's evening.